News

20th Century to host Christmas Brunch

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer

Celebrate the season at a Christmas Brunch with the Ackerman Twentieth Century Club on December 8. The Christmas Bruch will feature beautiful tablescapes, delicious dishes, door prizes, guest speaker, special music and vendors.

The … Read more

Prestage Farms to hold job fair

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer

Prestage Farms MS, Inc. will hold a job fair on December 6 at the Choctaw County Community Center in Ackerman. Interviews will be held during the job fair as well as accepting applications.

Prestage … Read more

New election commissioner, school board member elected

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer

After the final official results from the General Election, Choctaw County will have one new election commission and one new school board member.

Willie Mae Guillory was elected as the District 4 Election Commissioner. … Read more

School board recognizes teachers

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County School Board held their monthly meeting on November 13. In the meeting Amber Vowell and Sandy Hunt were recognized for being high performing teachers in their subjects.

Linda McDaniel, school board … Read more

Calendar of Events

Christmas Parade Dec. 6, Entry deadline Nov. 30 The Town of Ackerman would like to announce plans for the 2012 Christmas Parade. This year’s theme will be A Picture Perfect Christmas. It will be held in downtown Ackerman on Thursday, … Read more

Patterson book signing on December 10

By Press Reports

Looking for a meaningful Christmas present? You can’t do better than a copy of How Big is Your God? The Spiritual Legacy of Sam Patterson, Evangelist. Meet the author, Rebecca Hobbs, and get a signed copy at … Read more

Master Gardner training classes planned

From press reports

Master Gardener (MG) Certification training classes will begin in February. Classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 1– 5 pm February 12 through March 19. The final exam is take home, open book and participants … Read more

The Civil War – Battle of Cane Hill, AR

Submitted by C.J. Johnson

On November 28, 1862, in the far northwestern part of Arkansas, Union and Confederate forces engaged in battle at a place called Cane Hill, part of the Prairie Grove Campaign.

In early 1862, in the Pea … Read more

Seeking help to locate local cemeteries

Margie Gilmer with the Choctaw County Public Library seeks help to find the following Cemeteries in Choctaw County: 1. Reed Family Cemetery (Providence Church area) 2. Seymore Family Cemetery (New Haven Church area) 3. Old Salem Methodist – Weir (Panhandle … Read more

Flea Market planned for Weir

By Staff and Press Reports

A Flea Market has been scheduled in Weir for Saturday, December 1 from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. on Front Street in Weir. Vendors are needed. There is no vendor fee. Applications may be picked up at … Read more